• The University of Western Australia (M517), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth

    Australia

  • 205 Citations
  • 9 h-Index
20112020

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Personal profile

Previous positions

Feb 2015 to Mar 2016       Research Assistant (Part-time employment)
School of Early Childhood, Queensland University of Technology. Supervisors: D. Sonia White, Prof Joanne Wood. Project area: Vision and early childhood education, eye movement tracking in children

Apr 2011 to Jul 2013         Research Optometrist
Ocular Surface Research Group, Singapore Eye Research Institute. Supervisor: A/Prof Louis Tong. Project area: Cornea, dry eye, ocular surface

Roles and responsibilities

May 2017 to current          Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Genetics and Epidemiology Group, Lions Eye Institute. Supervisor: Prof David Mackey. Project area: Ocular epidemiology, ocular genetics, myopia

June 2017 to current          Adjunct Research Fellow, Centre of Ophthalmology and Visual Science, University of Western Australia

Biography

GRANTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

Apr 2019 to May 2019      ARVO International Travel Grant. A competitive travel grant awarded to Members-in-Training of the Association for Research and Ophthalmology who has an accepted abstract with a high score at the 2019 ARVO annual meeting. The grant provided partial travel support to present at and attend the annual ARVO conference, USA 

Jan 2018 to Dec 2018        Healy Research Collaboration Award. A competitive award for early career researchers was awarded for the project “WA Atropine for the treatment of myopia (ATOM) Study”. The were used for the purpose of travel and collaboration with the Centre for Eye Research Ireland. y

Jan 2018 to Dec 2018        Early Career Researcher Small Grant. Funded the project “WA Atropine for the treatment of myopia (ATOM) pilot: Extension study”. Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Western Australia

HONOURS AND AWARDS

Nov 2018             Outstanding Oral Presentation "Associations between Optic Disc Measures and Obstructive Sleep Apnoea in Young Adults", The Raine Study Annual Scientific Meeting. Perth, Australia

Jun 2018              Outstanding Abstract Award "Larger Saccades Improves Daytime Closed-Road Driving Performance of Older Adults with Glaucomatous Visual Impairment", World Ophthalmology Congress, Barcelona, Spain

Nov 2015             Judges’ Prize for Best Oral Presentation "Hazard perception and eye movements of older drivers with glaucoma". IHBI Inspires Postgraduate Student Conference, Queensland University of Technology, Australia

Aug 2014             First Runner-up, Three Minute Thesis Faculty of Health, Queensland University of Technology, Australia

Nov 2011             Poster Merit Award "Infrared Thermography: A Novel method of Tear Evaporimetry" 4th International Ophthalmology Conference, Singapore

Aug 2009             Essilor Overseas Internship Sponsorship. Sponsorship for 10-day internship in Hong Kong and Wenzhou, China

Teaching overview

RESEARCH STUDENT SUPERVISION

August 2017 – July 2019   Student: Feroza Jeewa, University of Western Australia MD student research project. Title: Measures of Ocular Sun Exposure in the Western Australian Sporting Population. Co-supervision with Prof David Mackey

July 2017 – July 2018        Student: Pauline Du, University of Western Australia MD student research project. Title: Ocular sun exposure in the water sports players. Co-supervision with Prof David Mackey and Dr Seyhan Yazar

July 2017 – July 2018        Student: Margaret Tu, University of Western Australia MD student research project. Title: Meeting the driving vision standards in young Australian adults. Co-supervision with Prof David Mackey and Dr Seyhan Yazar

Community engagement

  • Science Café 2018, University of Western Australia, 23 Aug 2018. High school student networking with STEM professionals
  • MC/Moderator for the QUT student chapter Lecture series of The Optical Society, 20 Apr 2016
  • Member of the IHBI Postgraduate student committee in 2015. Organized the IHBI Inspires Postgraduate Student Conference and getting other postgraduate students involved in institutional activities. I was also MC for Day 2 of the IHBI Inspires Postgraduate Student Conference

Education/Academic qualification

Optometry and Vision Science, PhD, Queensland University of Technology

Optometry, BSc (Hons) Optometry, University of Manchester

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Research Output

  • 205 Citations
  • 9 h-Index
  • 16 Article
  • 4 Abstract/Meeting Abstract
  • 2 Review article
  • 1 Conference paper

Choroidal Thickness in Young Adults and its Association with Visual Acuity

Lee, S. S. Y., Lingham, G., Alonso-Caneiro, D., Chen, F. K., Yazar, S., Hewitt, A. W. & Mackey, D. A., Jun 2020, In : American Journal of Ophthalmology. 214, p. 40-51 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Impact of glaucoma on executive function and visual search

    Lee, S. S. Y., Wood, J. M. & Black, A. A., 1 May 2020, In : Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics. 40, 3, p. 333-342 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Re-engaging an inactive cohort of young adults: Evaluating recruitment for the Kidskin Young Adult Myopia Study

    Lingham, G., Mackey, D. A., Seed, N., Ryan, L., Milne, E., Lucas, R. M., Franchina, M., Lee, S. S. Y. & Yazar, S., 24 May 2020, In : BMC Medical Research Methodology. 20, 1, 127.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

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